Green Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

When I saw this recipe I just had to try it. Mint chocolate chip is a favorite in our house. With St Patrick’s Day coming I thought I’d make a batch to see how they’d go over in case I need to make more. They turned out delish! I even shared some with my a neighbor who looks forward to my treats since I started sharing with them. These were fun to mix up. I’ve never made cookies with the green coloring in them...

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Timeless Valentine Roses

Roses For Valentine’s Day. Roses are a timeless gift to receive for Valentine’s Day! Us women love to get them. They look so beautiful on a table and smell so great. One year I received a variety of red and pink roses from my boyfriend. They were so pretty sitting on table. Its even fun to receive roses that you can keep forever like artificial ones or glass roses. They are a forever keepsake you’ll love. First check...

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Giant Heart Valentine Chocolate Chip Cookie

Giant Heart Valentine Chocolate Chip Cookie I made this giant heart cookie for the first time believe it not. I’m impressed it came out really great. It’s even kind of healthy; it’s gluten free. It’s a Pillsbury brand package that was given to me. Not often I get those because I like to make cookies from scratch. It sure made it easy though to make! Spray your heart pan with a cooking spray. Just take dough out...

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Wurst Soup Recipe

Wurst Soup Recipe Wurst Soup is a family tradition that is made around the holidays especially on cold days on my fiancée’s side. It is a German soup made with sausage, potatoes and dumplings along with a sour cream mixture to make it creamy. When I first learned about this soup I thought the name of it was kind of weird. Is it the worst soup ever or is it good? Turns out it’s really good and Wurst is a German word meaning sausage. I...

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Pumpkin Spice Eyeball Cupcakes

Make pumpkin spice cupcakes with eyeballs for Halloween! These were fun to make. I cheated and used a box mix which you can pick up at your local grocery store or if you shop online at Amazon Grocery. It comes with the mixtures for the cupcakes and the frosting. The frosting is orange is a decadent color for fall and the Halloween holiday. Making these cupcakes are really pretty easy. Just follow the directions and you can’t go wrong....

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Mom’s Outside Pumpkin Decor

Decorating with pumpkins is my favorite when autumn arrives – from inside to outside. I love all the big toothy grins they greet you with. I love the lighted ones the best. There so bright and cheerful. I have a bunch of lighted pumpkins inside as well a special big one outside. It’s fun to sit in the dark with all of them smiling at you; it even makes it a little bit spooky. Traditional Memories My Mom had this big...

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Halloween Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival Activities. Harvest Festivals are lots of fun to attend during the Autumn season. It’s a family fun activity! The Pleasant Valley Tree Farm it located in near Menomonie, Wisconsin. It is a place that decorates for Halloween and Christmas each year; I’ve been to both but featured in this article is the Halloween Festival. Spooky Ridge Trail This is where you can take a fun spooky trail walk where you see...

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Halloween Trivia

Fun Tidbits About Halloween. Halloween is one of the oldest celebrations. For everyone it means something different whether it is something superstitious, trick or treating or having a fun dress-up party. Its always fun to learn some fun facts about Halloween. You’ll learn fun trivia facts about the tootsie roll, black cats, creepy spiders, who really believes in “The Great Pumpkin” and even when the first Halloween...

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Cheryl’s Ghostly Flower Pot Decor

BOO! Ghost Flower Pot. There’s a ghost spooking around in my fall flower pot. It might just say BOO to frighten you. Who you gonna call to help catch this spooky ghost? I know…..Ghostbusters! I found this ghost stake decoration in this photo at my Connections Goodwill Store where I live. It was right up my alley for making a Halloween flower decoration. Its always fun to go shopping at your local Goodwill cause you find...

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Spooky Spider Cupcakes

Spooky beady eyed spider cupcakes are a fun Halloween treat. Everyone will love these spooky but cute creatures. Making these cupcakes was a lot of fun. I’ve never made anything like them before; not even the type of frosting on these. I’d never have thought to use Kool-aid in my frosting. Sure enough it turns out with a lighter, fluffier consistency with a fun flavor. This frosting was a orange dream; tasted like orange...

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Easy Classic Stuffed Peppers

An easy and tasty recipe. It’s that time of the year when fresh produce is ready in the garden. Pepper plants can produce quite a few peppers. So what to make with them is the question, right? There are many different things you can make with them but stuffed peppers are quite a delight. Especially since I haven’t made them in ages and my brother gave me some from his garden. So I looked up recipes online to which there are many...

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Campfire S’mores

Campfire S’mores. I love to sit around a campfire on a nice cool evening making S’mores. It is so fun to put a marshmallow on a stick and put it over the fire. Sometimes I even burn it by accident instead of getting it a light brown. Either way it still good! Sometimes we’ve added a peanut butter cup along with the chocolate bar and marshmallow in between the graham crackers. It’s so good but the traditional is...

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Jello Fruit Cocktail

Fruity desserts are a very refreshing summer treat. Especially this simple jello dessert. Doesn’t it look yummy! This is super easy to make. All you do is pick your flavor of jello out and make it as directed on the package. Then you add a fruit of your choice either canned or fresh. Mine is made with a strawberry flavored jello with canned fruit cocktail. I topped it with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry. A mixture of...

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Smoothies from the Star Wars Cookbook

May the force of baking be with you in the kitchen! I was looking for an adventurous cookbook and stumbled across this Star Wars Cookbook. I was like I gotta have it. It looked so fun when I read the reviews about it. I thought my other half would get a kick out of it since he’s into Star Wars; even my boys! So I ordered it! It’s a hoot with all the silly pictures of the characters with food and drinks. It is a nice spiral...

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Zucchini Bread

One of my favorite bread recipes I look forward to making in the Fall is Zucchini Bread. My mom use to make this all the time but since she isn’t about to now I carry on the tradition of making it. I do, however, leave out one ingredient which is the nuts that she always put in it. I’m not too fond of nuts in my baked goods. This recipe calls for vegetable oil but since I didn’t have in my cupboard I decided to try...

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How To Make A Whimsical Easter Bunny Cake

When I was younger my Mom made this really neat Easter Bunny Cake. I thought it would be fun to share with you how to make it. It’s really pretty simple and fun to make. It’s quite whimsical looking which is perfect for Easter. That’s me in the picture way back when. We made our cake a chocolate flavor then decorated it with white frosting. Topped it with coconut all over and made pink coconut and sprinkles to put on...

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Homemade Vegetarian Chili

I learned to make this recipe from my sister. She made this while we were visiting her. Everyone had gotten sick in the house so she wanted to make something that we all could just easily eat as we got better. Although this soup isn’t your get better kind, it does have healthy ingredients in it. Plus when it’s chilly out it will warm you up! As she made it the smell made me hungry! She is such a good cook. To my surprise when I tried...

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Garden Tools for Women

Garden Tools for Women. Plant your flowers or veggies with tools that are stylish, vibrant and colorful just for women. Get them in colors such as pink, blue, yellow and more. Get them separately or all in a nice stylish set. Sets are handy for keeping all your tools in one place. ​I have garden tools that pink flowered. I use them to plant flowers in pots for my deck and front steps. I love that they are pink because that is my...

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Rescue and Adopt a Pet!

Rescue and Adopt a Pet! Want a pet cat or dog? Why not adopt one? There are many animals at your local shelters hoping to be rescued and adopted out to good homes. My Kitty Adoption Story: Back in September 2014 we took in a lost girl tabby kitty. It was friendly, adorable and cuddly. She wasn’t afraid of you at all. The day we took her in she was found near the shelter hanging out in a tree. The shelter was not open so...

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Strawberry Pink Camouflage Cake

Strawberry Pink Camouflage Cake Make a fun pink camouflage cake topped with strawberries for Valentines Day! I’ve never made a cake like this or a layered cake before so it was a new experience for me. It was different making the camouflage design but fun. I dropped each color of batter by spoonfuls into the pan. It looked really cool. Wait til you see the photos in the instructions. Tools you’ll need: Large mixing bowl...

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Football Peanut Butter Cookies

Football Peanut Butter Cookies A fun thing to do for Super Bowl Sunday is to make treats for the gang. I thought it would be fun to make my own creation of a football decorated on top of peanut butter cookies. So I attempted to do just that. Here’s my story: I cheated and didn’t make the cookies from scratch. I used one of those store bought packages and followed the directions on the package to make them. I did, however, make...

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Mom’s Creamy Potato Soup

Potato Soup. As a kid I remember my Mom making this potato soup often. She’d be in the kitchen getting the ingredients all cut up and ready to boil. Then later you could smell the soup boiling away. Oh how I couldn’t wait till it was done. I loved my Mom’s potato soup. It was always so creamy. The bacon bits were such an added touch. It’s nice to have Mom’s recipe to carry on the tradition in my own home....

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Cream of Broccoli Deluxe Soup

Homemade Soup. What a fabulous broccoli soup. My sister made this while I was visiting her and I thought ‘I’ve got to get this recipe’. It is from a cookbook called Forks Over Knives that has plant-based recipes it. I gathered the ingredients, my blender and pans. I had to make the cashew sauce in a blender. The recipe calls for raw cashews but unfortunately my local store didn’t carry them so I looked for unsalted...

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How To Get Started Cross Stitching For The New Year

How To Get Started Cross Stitching For The New Year As the year comes to an end what kind of crafts are you planning to make for the New Year? I’m a cross stitch lover so I’m planning on finishing up some ones I’ve been working on for a little while but also have some new ones planned. I like all sorts of designs so it’s hard to sometimes choose what will be next. I got to looking for some vintage designs and here are a few that...

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Christmas Card Memories

Christmas Card Memories. Sending out Christmas cards to family and friends is a time to say Happy Holidays. It’s a way of letting them know your thinking of them. I love opening up my mailbox to see I’ve received some cards. I love to hang them up as part of my Christmas decorations. There is always so many designs you can choose to send; even order photo cards. The First Christmas Card Sir Henry Cole was born July 15,...

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Gifts for Animal Lovers: Dragonflies

It is said that dragonflies bring success, victory, happiness, strength, courage, and adaptability. They have two set of wings but can fly with one if need be. They zip and zoom around flowers, ponds and ever around the world. They are fast. They are known for their ability to hover in one spot for a very long time as well there darting from place to place. They are amazing insects. They have a wonderful ability to adapt to their...

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No Bake Oatmeal Cocoa Cookies

 Oatmeal Cookies Recipe: No Oven Required. A no bake cookie that is easy to make even for kids. There is no using a oven to make these cookies just a mixing bowl and spoon. All kids love to help so these would be perfect for that. You can have them mix the dry ingredients together while you warm a few of the other ingredients up in a saucepan on top of the stove. These are perfect to make on a hot day since no oven is required. Who...

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Sour Cream Cranberry Bars

Are you looking for a dessert that is good for Fall? Well I have just the one for you! They are Sour Cream Cranberry Bars. They use dried cranberries. I wasn’t so sure about this recipe at first but after making them and trying one I was hooked. What an amazing taste! This is a fairly easy to make. Just follow the steps in the recipe. That’s all I did since I’d never made it before. I didn’t have regular dried...

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Mom’s Sheet Cake Brownies

Brownies To Die For! These homemade sheet cake brownies are super delicious! My mom use to make these all the time when my boys were younger. She liked to make them for mostly holidays but could made anytime of the year. I loved them so much they became a favorite of mine. She always made them just right. One of the things that made them so good was that she’d keep them in the freezer. After she was done frosting the cake...

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German Chocolate Cake Bars Recipe

German Chocolate Is To Die For! I’ve been a huge fan of German Chocolate all my life so I fell in love with this recipe right away when I found it. I just had to make it! I gathered my ingredients, mixing bowls, and utensils to put these bars together. I keep pecans in my freezer so all I had to do was get them out and chop them up for the coconut mixture. A good alternative is walnuts if you don’t have pecans. The...

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Pumpkin Pie Dessert

Pumpkin Dessert A delicious pumpkin pie dessert is just as good a pumpkin pie! I learned to make this dessert from my oldest sister. We have a big family so making a whole pan of dessert goes over really well and sometimes isn’t enough especially if they all love it. It’s turned out so good now that it’s a family favorite for the Fall holidays. My younger son loves pumpkin so this is his all time favorite dessert...

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Mom’s Blueberry Dessert

My Mom made the BEST blueberry dessert when I was growing up. It is my very favorite dessert besides German chocolate cake of course! Mom started making this Blueberry Dessert for family gatherings when I was a young girl. It became such a hit and a to die for dessert each time it was served. The flavor of this is so rich and blueberry tasting! It’s not to hard to make. I have a hard time making the carton whipping cream up so I...

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Cinnamon Roll Cake Recipe

Cinnamon rolls are a favorite with coffee anytime but wait until you try them as cake rolls. This recipe is a cross between a coffee cake and cinnamon rolls. Lets Get Started! I had this recipe laying around for a little while waiting to make it. Gee, what was I waiting for. It turned out so fantastic! After it is was baked; it came out looking like a cake this is cracked on top. I thought I’d done something wrong at first but...

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Strawberry Rhubarb Dessert Bars

Garden Rhubarb Memories As a little girl I loved going to the garden with my Grandma to pick rhubarb. After we’d pick some we go back to her kitchen and get it all washed up. Then first and foremost after that we’d dab some of the smaller thinner stalks into sugar and eat it just like that. They were so good that way. That’s one of my most favorite garden memories with my Grandma. Making This Recipe With this recipe...

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Dr Pepper Chocolate Cake

Pop Flavored Cake If you haven’t tried Dr Pepper in your cake you’re missing out! Thought I’d try making a cake with pop in it. I choose Dr Pepper for for my pop. I used it in the cake batter and frosting. Making this cake is pretty easy; not hard at all. You can’t taste the Dr Pepper flavor per se but it sure amplifies the flavor of the cake plus the frosting too. It makes it moist and bit heavier so...

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Ghostly Pumpkin Decor

Ghostly Friendly Hello – BOO! Ghostly Pumpkin Pumpkin Ghost. A friendly ghostly Hello! My ghost found its way into my pumpkin. Now I have another Halloween decoration for my deck. A ghostly pumpkin! This ghost is used for make a ghostly flower pot. This is a unique ghost stake set and I have never seen it anywhere’s else. I just love that it can be used for a few different decorations. I went out to the pumpkin patch and...

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Raspberry Coffee

Berry Flavored Coffee. Spruce up your cup of coffee with a raspberry flavor. I recently tried Raspberry Butter Crunch coffee by Door County here in Wisconsin. It was fantastic tasting. I added a little chocolate creamer. I was hooked! What a way to start your morning with an awesome tasting coffee. Another raspberry flavor by Door County is Chocolate Raspberry Truffle which I’ve tried too. What a toss up between the two. Both...

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Apple Slice Cut-Out Designs

Did you know you can make designs in apple slices? I’d never really thought of that until I saw it while looking for some apple recipes. I just have to share it, plus I had to try it. When I found out you could make designs in slices the photo I found was of Halloween. As the fall season sets in, these apple cut-outs will be great. The fall seasons are perfect for for doing these since the apples are fresh off the trees. Who...

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Salted Caramel Cookies

When I saw this limited edition flavor by Betty Crocker I couldn’t resist making these. I got the package and took them home to make. Package mixes are really easy. Generally all you need is stick butter, eggs and maybe some water. This recipe only called for the butter and eggs. Just make as directed on the package. You can’t go wrong. When I tried the cookies when they were done I loved the flavor. A very simple flavor of caramel in...

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Maple Bacon Cookies

The bacon craze for cookies is here! Sounds interesting, huh? Quite the combination! As I was walking around in the store one day I saw a cookie mix flavor called Maple Bacon. It said ‘Limited Edition’ on the package plus the mix is by Betty Crocker. I’m not the biggest fan of bacon so this was going to be something new to try for sure! Although, bacon in my cookies? When I got home I read the instructions. They are made...

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Homemade Folgers Cappuccino

If you’re someone who loves cappuccino like me then you’ll love this easy homemade version you can make yourself right in the comfort of your own kitchen. I found this easy cappuccino recipe you can make with Folgers coffee which is my favorite brand. All you need to use is your coffee pot, saucepan and electric mixer. Of course you’ll need milk and coffee. I don’t own a French press so making this with coffee...

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Why Do Cats Lie On Their Backs? Pic of the Week

Do you ever wonder about your cat and the things they do? I know I do since I’m still learning about having an indoor cat. My Cat Jazzy This photo you see of my Jazzy laying on her back is one of my favorites. She is so relaxed sunning herself by the deck door but she can be so funny when she lays on her back too. Every time I come down the steps in the mornings she runs down ahead of me and lays on her back all stretched out. Then...

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Betty Crocker Apple Crisp

I’ve made this apple crisp recipe for as long as I can remember. I have a Betty Crocker Cookbook that I’ve had for years. It looks quite worn but this is where this recipe comes from. Apple crisp is so easy to make. I love to fill my pan to the top with apples which means I don’t always go by the recipe in how many apples to use. Apples cook down and I like my crisp to be thicker not thin. I’ve never had a pan of apple crisp that...

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Crock Pot Apple Butter

This recipe is a combo of two different ones I found. It was the spices that I combined after looking at different recipes to see which one I liked the best. As I’ve found that I can make other apple desserts with my crock pot I figured I could make apple butter with it too. Boy was I right! This is so easy using a crock pot. Really it is. All you do is cut up the apples. Mix some of the spices with the apples then fill the crock pot...

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Apple Crock Pot Dessert

Apple Crock Pot Dessert Recipe. Autumn is time of the year that apples are ready to pick and enjoy. I know I do since I grew up on an apple farm when I was younger. We had many apple trees always loaded with many different kinds. With those apples are all kinds of desserts you can make but I’d never made one using a crock pot before. So I looked up some recipes and thought I’d give it a try. I soon found that out that not only is a...

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Martha Washington Chocolates

Hand Dipped Chocolates. Now what are these Martha Washington Chocolates, huh? They are hand dipped chocolates. They are perfect for the holidays. These are such a favorite of mine. Memories….. My mom use to make these chocolates every year for the holidays when I was younger. Oh how I love them so much with that coconut sugary chocolate flavor. As I got older and didn’t live at home I’d still ask her to make them....

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In Memory of Elvis Presley

In Memory of Elvis Presley.  Elvis Aaron Presley was born January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977 His music is loved by all. He sang Rock and Roll, Country and Gospel. Elvis is regarded as one of the most popular figures of the 20th Century. His good looks, humor, impressive voice and charismatic moves on stage was endeared by everyone. In 1977 his death shook the nation including me and at present time it’s been 37 yrs. since he has...

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Pre-Cooked Mac & Cheese with Burger Hotdish

Easy hot dishes make for easy meals especially this recipe. There is no boiling the macaroni noodles. They are already precooked. You’re probably wondering about what this precooked means, huh? Well it’s a precooked mac & cheese. I didn’t know about these sort of noodles until I got a package like this. I wasn’t even sure what to do with it. I’d never heard of it or seen it before. It comes in a bag and can be kept frozen until...

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Swedish Flat Bread

Family Tradition. I learned to make Swedish Flat Bread with my boyfriend and his Dad. It’s a family tradition in his family for the Holidays especially Thanksgiving. I had never made this before so I was excited to learn this new family tradition. I thought it was really neat since I am of Swedish nationality. It’s always fun to learn from your heritage. It was a lot of fun to learn. It’s not that hard but is a...

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

With Autumn just around the corner these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie are perfect. I love baking with pumpkin in the Fall. It is such a treat. Loaves & Fishes & So Much More Cookbook This pumpkin cookie recipe featured is one that I found in a cookbook that I got while out on an adventure driving through Elroy, Wisconsin. We saw a cheese store and just had to stop. Sitting on the counter was the Loaves & Fishes & So...

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Oven Ready Lasagna

Lasagna is always a good meal; not to hard to put together either. The reason I call this one oven ready lasagna is because of the noodles. I’ve never tried noodles that were oven ready before and decided to give this a try. Oven ready noodles means there is no boiling them. You just put them into your pan and add the layers. I used the recipe right off the box of the oven ready noodles as well. Not something I usually do. I...

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Easy Pizza Hotdish

Make a simple pizza hotdish for a easy dinner to put together. It’s nice to have a quick and easy recipe when you’ve had a busy day and want something like pizza – yummy to eat. The flavor is exquisite and simple. Make a salad to go with this hotdish and you’re all set to fill your tummy with good food. You could make this hotdish with regular hamburger or with veggie burger. Either way it’s a reversible...

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Zucchini Brownies

I kept seeing this brownie recipe with zucchini, banana and apple sauce in them floating around Facebook for awhile. It caught my attention cause it seemed to be on everyone’s page. So I thought I’d give it a try. I’ve put zucchini in other desserts so it can’t be that different plus it was healthy in other ways too. Read on to find out more about it! It was really moist with using bananas and apple sauce which...

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Creamy Tuna Noodle Casserole

Noodle Casserole With Tuna. Tuna noodle casseroles can be made in many varied ways. I make mine stove top. It can also be made in the oven. I usually use elbow noodles. You can use egg noodles which makes for a nice swirly casserole look. There are times I’ve used half and half of each kind of these noodles and it turned out really great. I like to use mushroom soup in my casserole because it turns out nice and creamy. I add...

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Cocoa Krispies Treats

Making Rice Krispies. One of the simplest bars to make is Krispies treats whether plain or flavored. I just recently made cocoa krispies ones that lasted only a few days in my house. The chocolate flavor was divine! You can make then in so many varieties with using plain, chocolate or colored rice krispies cereals. You can top them with sprinkles or frostings; even leave them plain. They’re perfect either way. There are three...

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Recuva Your Information

Help I Lost My Pictures! Have you ever lost pictures or documents on your computer or storage devices? Well I have and it’s frustrating but with the help of a computer software program called Recuva you can get it all back. Better yet it’s free! This summer I took a lot of pictures on my phone camera. I had a 8 gig external card in it that I use to send all my pictures I take, plus I had folders of pictures of family and...

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Garden Veggie Hot Dogs

Lettuce On A Hot-Dog. So have you ever had lettuce on your veggie hot-dogs before? Believe it or not, I’ve never had before until now. I opened up a can of vegetarian Big Franks. I put them in a fry pan and browned them up a bit. Normally these are just warmed up in a sauce pan. I had some fresh garden lettuce that I had in my refrigerator from a friend and thought why not, I’d give it a try. I chopped it up and topped it...

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Parents’ Day

Tribute to my Dad. A special memory tribute of a dear man in my life, my Dad. He had a great love for sax music. He was a musical guy with various musical instrument talents but his favorites were the accordion and saxophone. He loved to play religious, jazz and polka music. He played the sax in his younger days right up until about 6 months before he passed in January 2002 with leukemia. He was 89 when he went. One of my most...

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Vegetarian Special K Casserole

Special K Casserole is a very easy to make. It’s been around for years. This is a well know vegetarian casserole to those who are Seventh Day Adventists such as myself. I learned to make it from my Mom. We made a lot of vegetarian foods as I was growing up. It is quite simple to make. All you do is sauté the onions and celery then mix the rest of the ingredients together. Put it in a baking pan and pop into the oven for 45...

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Wheat Gluten Steaks: Vegetarian

Vegetarian Steaks! Wheat Gluten Steaks are a home made vegetarian meat-like steak that takes the place of real meat. This is a great alternative if you are not a meat eater. I know these gluten steaks as Choplets as they somewhat close to the Worthington brand I buy but making them  at home is even better. They make  a delicious sandwich at dinnertime. You can fix them up with lettuce, tomato, onions, cheese, or anything you like on...

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Haystacks: Taco Salad

What is a Haystack? If you’re a person who likes taco salads then you’ll like Haystacks. What is a Haystack you might be thinking. It’s like a big taco salad except you get to make your own stack! All you do is assemble it in layers starting with tortilla chips, then add the bean mixture, then add the veggies. Top it with salsa or sour cream as desired. Its a simple and easy recipe and everyone can join in once all...

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German Chocolate Cake

German Chocolate Cake Recipe. A tasty distinctive dark chocolate flavor is German Chocolate. This chocolate makes for a great cake. It is topped with a coconut pecan frosting and used for filling between layers too. You won’t want to miss trying this cake! Ever since I was little this has been my all time favorite cake. Between my grandmother and my mom making this cake; it was heavenly tasting! After my mom knew it was my...

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Crossroads Motel, Oxford, Wisconsin: Review

Crossroads Motel, Oxford, Wisconsin: Review. When we turned into the motel driveway it’s a little woodsy drive in. As you near the clearing you see a lighthouse in the grass and then a little further in you see a fire-pit and a volleyball ball net. Then there is the long row of motels. The office is off to the side. You can park right in front of your door which is nice. Inside The Motel When we opened the door to our room we saw two...

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Homemade Sloppy Joes

Four Ingredients I was looking for something easy, low budget and with just a few ingredients. Then a co-worker suggested making home-made sloppy joes. All you use is hamburger, ketchup, mustard and brown sugar she said. That sure piqued my interest. So I went home and made it.   Oh my goodness I’ll never buy the canned sloppy joe sauce ever again! Making them like this is so good and even better. I was never reallly fond of the...

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Homemade Veggie Pizza

Veggies on my pizza! Veggies are so good for you and I love them. There are many ways that you can make them. They can be used by themselves cooked or raw, in casseroles or even on pizza. That’s what this recipe is all about, veggies on your pizza. Buying veggie pizzas is a easy, normal instinct to do but making it homemade is just as easy and healthier for you. Just think of topping your pizza with fresh veggies from your...

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Vegetarian Taco Hot Dish

Taco Hot Dish. Turn a regular Taco Hot Dish recipe into a vegetarian one instead. Swap out one ingredient for a different one. It’s nice when you can adapt a recipe that you really like a lot to fit the health needs of yourself or when cooking for others. Its fun to experiment with these types of recipes in switching out ingredients to see what works or doesn’t work. So find a recipe of yours to see what alterations you...

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Chocolate Zucchini Cake

I love when the end of summer comes and its time for the zucchini to blossom in the garden. It’s like the next part to garden with Fall approaching. There are a number of great recipes that you can make with the zucchini. One that I really enjoy making is Chocolate Zucchini Cake. It is simple to make and usually goes over well with everyone who tries it. Although the first thought may be to those who think zucchini in a cake...

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Wisconsin Concrete Park Statues

Stone Statues. Where I live there are amazing towns nearby with such historical places to visit like this a Wisconsin Concrete Park. I never knew this park existed until one day we were taking a drive to Phillips, Wisconsin – a town about an hour from where I live. I’d never been to this town before so it was an adventure and a beautiful Fall day. As we neared the town we passed what looked like a stone graveyard to me but...

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St Joseph, Michigan Lighthouse

Beach Lighthouse. My favorite beach is on Lake Michigan in St Joseph, Michigan. Silver and Tiscornia Beaches share the St Joseph Lighthouse that I am very fond of. Silver Beach is on the south side of the pier and Tiscornia Beach is at the north side of the pier. Both of these beaches are equally fun. Silver Beach has become urbanized over the years since I use to live there. It now has some very fun activities to enjoy. Silver Beach...

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The World’s Largest Bicyclist

Big Ben Cyclist Statue. Could you imagine driving along then all of a sudden the see the largest most gigantic cyclist statue ever? That happened to us this summer while vacationing in Southern Wisconsin. We were down by Sparta and heard about it at the gas station. We just had to go by and see it. I’ve know about it but had never seen it before. So we drove on down the street and there it was. You couldn’t miss it for the...

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Vega-Link Sandwich Spread

Vegetarian Spread Have you heard of vegetarian hot dogs? They make a great spread all mashed up. I use what you call Big Franks, Super-Links and Vega-Links. They’re called veggie hot dogs. At least that’s what I call them. All by a brand called Worthington which come in plain or low-fat. They are wheat, soy and protein based. No real meat in these! These veggie hot dogs are easily smashed up with a fork. The consistency of...

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Classic Seven Layer Salad

Quick and Easy To Make. I’ve been making this salad for some time now. It’s a big hit wherever I take it. Everyone loves it. Most of the time I make it just as the recipe says but sometimes I will switch out a veggie for a different one or add another one. It depends who I am making the salad for. My oldest son who doesn’t like cucumbers so I might add radishes instead. For me I love all veggies.That’s the...

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Zesty Italian Pasta Salad

One of my favorite summer salads is a Zesty Italian Pasta Salad. It is easy and simple to make. You can make it with plain noodles, colored noodles even pretty bow pasta. My favorite way is using colored noodles because they make the salad look so pretty look inviting with all the different colors. You can make this salad with all your favorite veggies from your garden and even a few from the store. If there is one you don’t...

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Vegetarian Lasagna

Learn to make vegetarian lasagna with veggie burger. Making lasagna is pretty each and pasta dishes are fun to make. There are so many variations of them. Everyone makes it different. What’s really nice is that you can swap out one ingredient for another one. So if you don’t like a certain kind of burger meat or in my case I needed to make it vegetarian so I used veggie burger. It’s a nice alternative for non-meat...

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Fresh Fruit Salad

Calling All Fresh Fruit Lovers! A fresh fruit salad is delightful and refreshing on a warm summer day! This is a super easy salad to make. I had a variety of watermelon, honeydew, strawberries and blueberries in my refrigerator and thought I’d put them all together to make a nice salad with. All I did was cut up the fruit except the blueberries of course. I tossed them on top and stirred it all together. You can use any fresh...

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Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

Microwave Cake In A Mug I have been dying to try making a cake in a mug. So I did! They looked so fun and easy. I was inspired even more when I’d seen Zoom Yummy’s recipe on her blog. It looked totally inviting. I decided to use my Snoopy’s mug with his name on it for this adventure. Snoopy is my fiancé. We shared the mug cake for our dessert after lunch. We each had  our spoons dug right into it! It was cute and...

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Chocolate Sheet Cake Recipe

Calling all chocoholics! This chocolate cake is a true sweet fix with both batter and frosting chocolate! This was my first time making this particular sheet cake recipe. At first I thought the recipe looked a bit involved but it really wasn’t. It was fairly simple. Just mix your dry ingredients as the recipe reads then make the stove top part. Add it all together. Really quite simple. Now when it came to the frosting; that was...

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Rhubarb Cobbler

Mom’s Rhubarb Recipe I learned about this cobbler recipe from my sister. She made it for a family outing while visiting. It turned out so good that there wasn’t any left over. She said it was a dessert Mom made. I don’t remember her making this rhubarb dessert. I have all my Mom’s recipe boxes so I got them out and starting hunting through them for the recipe. I found it! It said on the recipe in the corner my...

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Chocolate Cornflake Clusters

Chocolate cornflake clusters recipe. I watch a foodie channel on my Roku called ifood.tv. It is a free foodie network station where they share food videos and recipes on it. One of the recipe they made was these Chocolate Cornflake Clusters. As I watched the video on how to make them I thought they looked easy to make. So thought I’d give it a try. I mixed up the ingredients to make the chocolatey mixture. Then added it to the...

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Hoth Chocolate from the Star Wars Cookbook

Hot chocolate recipe: Star Wars. Star Wars Drink Make a Star Wars hot drink on a rainy, chilly and wet day to warm you up. At least that’s what the rebellions that are hidden on Echo Base are thinking. It’s cold on ice planet of Hoth! They want to warm up with a nice chocolaty drink. Ok I bet you’re wondering where I came up with this? I have this really cool Star Wars Cookbook. It has really fun recipes in it and...

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Galaxy Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Galaxy Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Recipe. A fun specialty sandwich from my Star Wars Cookbook is a Galaxy Grilled Cheese Sandwich. Now this isn’t your average plain jane grilled cheese sandwich. I has pickles on it. I like pickles but wasn’t sure of them grilled with cheese but to my surprise it was super tasty after I made and tried them. It’s just basically making your grilled cheese sandwiches as you normally do...

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My First Car – A Ford Maverick

My First Car – A Ford Maverick. It was the year 1986 when I got my first car. It was a little brown 1970’s Ford Maverick and it quite the car. I bet you wonder why, huh? Well here’s my story. I didn’t have a car until I went to college in Michigan. It was in my second year there that I thought it was time I got something but wasn’t sure what. At the time I spent a lot of time with my boyfriend and his family. His siblings...

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Support The Golden Girls Lego Sets!

Support The Golden Girls Lego Sets! As I was watching the Today Show  one morning I seen that the Golden Girls Legos maybe coming out soon. That really caught my attention. Now isn’t that a hoot but so deserving! I use to watch these shows with my parents all the time so I have fond memories when I hear anything about them. Some of you may ask what is the Golden Girls? It is a sitcom series about 4 ladies that live together in...

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Purple Pickled Eggs Recipe

Purple Pickled Eggs Recipe When I first tried purple pickled eggs was quite some time ago. I was hesitant at first since beets were not my favorite to eat but it was a new food adventure to try. The purple color was so inviting that I couldn’t resist so I cut one in half and took a bite. To my surprise the flavor was so good. It had a sweet and acidy flavor. The two flavors went mixed together well. From then on I really liked...

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Make Tin Can Man

Mr. Tin Man Did you know the tin can was first patented on January 19, 1825? Me either, I just recently learned that and that there is a National Tin Can Day in honor of that.  I think that’s pretty neat. So In celebration of this day I want to share a fun tin can project and a little story about it. One day while looking out my window at another place I lived at I noticed the neighbor had this really cool tin man hanging in their...

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Two favourite veggie salads

Two favorite salads: Seven Layer &  Italian Pasta Two of my favorite veggie salads to make is a Seven Layer Salad and a Zesty Italian Pasta Salad. Both of these salads can be made the night before then chilled for serving the next day. With each salad you can substitute veggies in or out of what you like or don’t like. Here’s how I make them: Let’s get it layered! You start with lettuce in the bottom then you layer celery,...

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Don’t Lose Your Holiday Photos

Don’t Lose Your Holiday Photos As someone who takes a lot of photos I worry about the memory card failing that is in my device I’m using such as my smart phone or my camera; maybe even my tablet. Then one day it happened. I inserted my card into my laptop and there was totally nothing on the card. I lost over 600+ photos. I was a bit freaked over that. Luckily my brother-in-law shared with me a program that I could use to...

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